Lucrative college degrees

Posted on July 16, 2006  Comments (7)

Lucrative college degrees, CNN article on NACE’s latest quarterly salary survey of recent college graduates.

Once again Engineering is very well represented with average starting salaries for:

Chemical engineering: $56,335
Computer engineering: $53,651
Electrical engineering: $53,552
Mechanical engineering: $51,732

The article lists no other degrees with an average above $50,000. Engineering education continues to pay off well.

7 Responses to “Lucrative college degrees”

  1. MarisaDorazio
    July 20th, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

    Engineering is a very lucrative college degree. This is great information. I work at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. We offer some exciting and innovative engineering and materials science technology degrees and love to hear about this kind of data. If anyone is interested in checking out our engineering program, visit

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    July 29th, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

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    February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

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